Recently we had the opportunity to see a hatchling turtle. Trey found him near our house and captured him for all of us to see. He was very small and as you can see, everyone was interested in him- even Maggie! See her nose in the bottom right?
A few weeks ago, a hummingbird found himself stuck in our garage and couldn't find his way out. Tuckered out completely, he slumped to the ground because hummingbirds need nectar often to fill their high use of energy. He had run out of "fuel." Amanda picked him up and carried him to the hummingbird feeder where she stuck his beak into the nectar. Soon he began to drink and revive until he regained enough strength to fly away.
We have been busy, busy, busy working on our cabin. We have gotten so much accomplished! It all looks so beautiful -even if we say so ourselves! :) Our stairs are installed, calculated and crafted by Trey and Rhonda, complete with a hickory railing. Upstairs bedrooms are finished and in place, and we are moving on to the downstairs finishing the walls and moving our way to the kitchen. Before long, we won't know what to do with ourselves- our house will be done! Well, we are sure to find lots to do besides! We have barns, a workshop, etc. to build--- and is a house ever really finished???
Early in April, we were delighted with a visit from Ed and Ann from England, acquaintances of our dear friend Kay. Coming to the United States on "holiday," Kay escorted them to Providence Prairie for a grand tour of the countryside and to see our menagerie of animals up close and personal! We had such fun showing them around. Ed took up with the equine.The young calf fell in love with Ann and vice-versa. England has arrived to visit Providence Prairie! And we are so glad they took time out of their busy travels to visit. Thank you Kay!
Our family has taken a step out of the typical run of the mill lifestyle in lieu of a back to basics way of living. The world looks different from our perspective. Our homestead is an ongoing process of trials and triumphs in pioneer activities, enhanced with technology available today.
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